Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

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Agriculture and Food Minister Jon Georg Dale believes it is high time that other countries follow Norway's example, and urges the EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis to prompt countries bordering Norway to carry out a comprehensive mapping of their deer animals as soon as possible.

Jon Georg Dale asks Sweden and Finland to start mapping CWD incidents

2017-06-28: Norway will collect around 20,000 samples of various deer species in 2017 to map the extent of the contagious Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Norway's Agriculture and Food Minister Jon Georg Dale says that it is high time that other countries follows Norway's example, and is calling on the EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis to ensure that countries bordering Norway now carry out a comprehensive deer animal mapping of their own.

From today's signing.

Norway to export genetic material to China

2017-04-20: Today, The Norwegian Minister of Agriculture and Food Jon Georg Dale and Chinese Minister Zhi Shuping signed a protocol to regulate quarantines and health requirements for the export of genetic material from the 'Norwegian Red' breed of dairy cattle (NRC) from Norway to China.

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